Carly Sakolove was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA. At

the age of 15, she moved with her family to South Florida, only to

return to her roots in Boston for collegiate studies. With Broadway in

her sights, she relocated to NYC immediately after college graduation

and signed with her current talent agency. She currently resides in

New York City.


Carly attended an arts high school, The Alexander W Dreyfoos, Jr.

School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida  She received a

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from The Boston

Conservatory. In the summers of her youth, she attended varied

musical theater specific summer programs including Stagedoor

Manor, Walnut Hill, and The Broadway Theater Project.  

Along the way, Carly has had the great privilege to train with

legendary Broadway mentors such as Bill Russell, Henry Krieger,

Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Sandy Duncan and Frank Wildhorn.

Impersonations came easily and early to Carly. As a young girl, she

would constantly impersonate stars she saw on TV.  Her favorites to

perform (at age 10) were Barbara Walters, Jim Carrey, and rocker

Alanis Morrisette.

At the age of 14, she landed the role of Dorothy in a community

theater production of The Wizard of Oz.  She discovered she

sounded eerily like Judy Garland, which sparked her serious interest

in vocal impersonations.  People often asked, even then, if she was

lip-syncing in the show!  As time went on, she began closely studying

the voices of all the Broadway greats and one by one began to

master each voice.  This lead to perfecting impersonations of Liza

Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Idina Menzel, Adele, Jennifer Coolidge,

Shakira, Carol Channing, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Jane Lynch,

Celine Dion, and many more.


Carly’s theater credits include the role of Rosie in Mamma Mia! in the

National Tour and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, as well as

successful runs in the Off-Broadway shows,

The Marvelous Wonderettes, NEWSical the Musical

and Girls Night: The Musical.  In October, 2018 she created the role of

Ethel Merman in the in the NYC premiere of Book of Merman!

Carly’s Broadway diva impersonation videos (Some People Have

Multiple Personality Disorder & Broadway Divas Send In The Clowns)

launched on YouTube have generated nearly 200,000 views to date.

In 2010, Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times praised Ms. Sakolove’s

uncanny talent and advised his readers to "take a number" and view

Broadway Divas Send In The Clowns! The video also garnered Carly

notable mention as one of Time.com's Top Ten Talented Web Videos

of 2010. In addition, New York Post Theater Critic, Michael Reidel,

called Carly’s earlier one-woman show, I Hear Voices, “the funniest

show I’ve seen this year.”


As Carly would tell you, her journey reflects Stephen Sondheim lyric

from his musical, Into The Woods: "If you know what you want, then

you go, and you find it and you get it."


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